Two acupuncture needles, China, 2004-2005

Made:
2004-2005 in China
One of two acupuncture needles in sterile packaging, manufactured by the Suzhou Medical Appliance Factory, Suzhou, One of two acupuncture needles in sterile packaging, manufactured by the Suzhou Medical Appliance Factory, Suzhou,

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One of two acupuncture needles in sterile packaging, manufactured by the Suzhou Medical Appliance Factory, Suzhou,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

One of two acupuncture needles in sterile packaging, manufactured by the Suzhou Medical Appliance Factory, Suzhou,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Two acupuncture needles in sterile packaging, manufactured by the Suzhou Medical Appliance Factory, Suzhou, China, 2004-2005

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture needles are inserted into certain points on the skin to unblock the flow of qi (chi), energy in the body that is considered essential to wellbeing. The needles are sold in sterile packaging to prevent the transmission of infections. These needles were made by Suzhou Medical Appliance Factory in China.

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
2005-704
type:
acupuncture needle
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Marion Richardson